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Poster: dupree413 Date: Sep 3, 2012 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

I remember back in 1981 when Dead Set and Reckoning came out. That was how I got into the Grateful Dead.

Remember - this is long before utube, etc... .

So having not seen them before, whenever I listened to the album or bootlegs - it seemed that "Bob's" tunes were sang much more often (Minglewood, Stranger, Mexicali>My Uncle, Around>Sugar Magnolia)than "Jerry's". So since I knew Jerry was the unspoken leader I assumed he was singing Bob's songs and vice-versa!! Just a little side note.

Anyway (that was a long way into this, I know) I used to hear some of my friends say that Weir "tried too hard", "got annoying jolting his head back on every syllable", "had foolish comments", you get the idea.

I never had a problem with Weir. I thought he balanced out Jer really well. He did at times try to be " a rock star". But I thought his energy was pretty good most nights.

Weir's whole handling of downloads a few years back...I wouldn't say I dislike or hate him. But it left me a little distant from vault releases, etc.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 3, 2012 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

"it seemed that "Bob's" tunes were sang much more often than "Jerry's". So since I knew Jerry was the unspoken leader I assumed he was singing Bob's songs and vice-versa"

Ha--I have to admit, this instantly made me think of my youth when I was trying to figure this out (late 60s) with NOTHING whatsoever to help...can't recall how I did, but somehow got it sorted.

It's funny how that works when you aren't seeing a band for whatever reason.

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